Trinity-Clifton Community of Faith is an Affirming Ministry.
A United Church that is an Affirming Ministry is one that specifically declares itself to be fully inclusive of all people — regardless of ability, age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, race or sexual orientation.
Affirming ministries promote awareness and understanding and work to end discrimination, alienation and ignorance.
They are explicitly welcoming around issues of sexuality and gender; and are fully supportive of people of all sexual orientations and gender identity.
Affirming Vision Statement
(Approved by the congregation, May 24, 2015)
We, the Trinity-Clifton Christian family, believe that God has blessed us with diversity, including diversity in sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, race, age, ability and faith. We believe that Jesus challenged boundaries by reaching out to all people, welcoming and honouring all in their uniqueness.
We publicly declare our commitment to openness, growth, action and education, honouring diversity and challenging injustice in solidarity with those who experience discrimination.
We offer our resources and talents with open hands and hearts in love and service to all as we work for reconciliation and justice locally, regionally, and globally.
More information on Affirm United can be found at http://affirmunited.ause.ca